World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
Recognizing and reaffirming the educational rights of all Indigenous peoples

The World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) was established in August 2002 at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) in Alberta, Canada. WINHEC’s aim is to bring professionals together to achieve common goals through higher education. Members come from many different countries and a variety of diverse areas such as university departments, research organizations and government agencies.

Co-Chairs' Newsletter 2021
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CONGRATULATIONS TO CANADA’S NEW GOVERNOR GENERAL

The World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) and WINU (World Indigenous Nations University) sent a congratulatory message to the newly appointed Governor General for Canada, Mary Simon.

Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Mary Simon becomes the first Indigenous person to be appointed in this role in Canada. As a proud Inuk woman from Northern Quebec, she represents the kind of leadership and strength that is critical for addressing many of the issues we face as Indigenous people today.

On behalf of our membership, we shared that this appointment goes far beyond Canada reaching every corner of the Indigenous world and brings us hope for much needed change.

We wish Madam Simon all the very best and know that her work will help to illuminate the hearts and spirits of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Ngaragu woman Ashleigh Barty wins Wimbledon

The World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) wishes to send greetings and congratulations to the Ngaragu woman, Ashleigh Barty, who won the Wimbledon championship in tennis.

We realize that as the 2nd Indigenous woman to win the championship you will stand as a great model for young Indigenous people, not only in Australia, but across the world, as did Evonne Goolagong, a Wiradjuri woman, who was also triumphant in winning Wimbledon 50 years ago. In our time, your victory is felt as a victory of the indigenous experience and its triumph over all the challenges faced by indigenous people around the world. This is even more so for young Indigenous men and women who often struggle to find their place in this every challenging world.

WINHEC have corresponded with Ashleigh Barty and congratulated her on her success.

Thank you for being a proud and strong Ngaragu woman and a great role model for all our students and all indigenous people. Congratulations again.


Position paper
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The UNESCO World Virtual Indigenous Circle on Open Science and the Decolonization of Knowledge Forum

In line with our traditional protocols, we pay respect to the Indigenous Elders and Traditional Owners, present and past, and we bring greetings from member institutions across the globe, Indigenous Elders and knowledge holders who have been the inspirational foundations of WINHEC as an international Indigenous Higher Education Consortium. On behalf of the Executive Committee we extend sincere appreciation for the opportunity to participate in this historic forum.

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Expressions of Interest

Positions for

Editor in Chief of the WINHEC
Journal of Indigenous Education Scholarship
&
Chair of World Indigenous Research Alliance (WIRA)

Priority will be given to members of WINHEC

WINHEC Circle of Honours


The WINHEC Executive Co-Chairs are pleased to announce the ‘CALL for WINHEC Circle of Honours’ that advances WINHEC’s Mission and Goals, to:

  1. Recognise the significance of Indigenous education and the educational rights of Indigenous Peoples;
  2. Accelerate the articulation of Indigenous epistemologies (ways of knowing, education, philosophy, and research); and
  3. Protect and enhance Indigenous spiritual beliefs, cultures and languages through higher education.

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WIPCE 2021 Update

Following previous statements from the WIPCE Australia Organising Committee, the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference will be rescheduled for the second time to 26-30 September 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on global health, safety and international travel.

We would like to reassure delegates and presenters that the convenors are committed to safely hosting the next WIPCE conference in Adelaide, South Australia.

WIPCE convenors will monitor the trajectory of the pandemic and make any adjustments necessary to ensure the safety of conference delegates. Australia has one of the lowest cases and COVID transmission rates in the world.

Read full WIPCE statement from WIPCE Chairperson here.

Please direct any specific enquiries to the conference organising team at All Occasions Group at conference@aomevents.com.

Further conference updates will be posted to www.wipce2021.net and other communication channels with our communities.

Kind Regards,

WIPCE 2021 Organising Committee



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